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January 30th 2015, 2:30 pm PT

Life is Strange now available for Xbox One and Xbox 360

Life is StrangeContent: Life is Strange
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Game Description: Life is Strange is a five part episodic game that sets out to revolutionize story-based choice and consequence games by allowing the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future. You are Max, a photography senior who saves her old friend Chloe by discovering she can rewind time. The pair soon find themselves exposed to the darker side of Arcadia Bay as they uncover the disturbing truth behind the sudden disappearance of a fellow student.

Purchase Life is Strange Episode 1 for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store or grab the complete season and get all of the episodes as they are released.

Life is Strange is also available on Xbox 360 and can be purchased here.

January 30th 2015 at 2:30 pm | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 44 comments

January 30th 2015, 1:39 pm PT

Unmechanical: Extended now available for Xbox One

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Game Description: Unmechanical: Extended is a platformer/puzzle game with a brand new “Extended” story episode that contains even more puzzles and mysteries to solve. The story starts when you are abducted into a secret underground world full of fantastic machinery. Flying freely through the strange world, you have to solve a wide variety of puzzles and mysteries.

Purchase Unmechanical: Extended from the Xbox Games Store

January 30th 2015 at 1:39 pm | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 18 comments

January 30th 2015, 9:00 am PT

#IDARB now available for Xbox One

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Game Description: Built with the input of thousands of crazed internet gamers, #IDARB (an acronym for “It Draws a Red Box”) is a chaotic 8-player eSport jumping future arena ball game. Create characters, teams, team logos, tournaments, even your theme music, in this highly customizable experience complete with disruptive “hashbombs” which dynamically change the game itself via Twitch and Twitter! IDARB supports up to 8 simultaneous local players, and up to 4 vs. 4, head-to-head online matches.

#IDARB is currently available for FREE for Xbox Live Gold members as the February Games With Gold featured game for the Xbox One.

Purchase #IDARB from the Xbox Games Store

January 30th 2015 at 9:00 am | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 30 comments

January 28th 2015, 8:57 am PT

Xbox Live Games with Gold for February 2015

For the month of February, Xbox Live Gold members will receive three new free games on Xbox One and Xbox 360 as part of the Games with Gold program.

On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download #IDARB ($14.99 ERP) for free during the month of February.

On Xbox 360, starting Sunday, February 1st, Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons ($14.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through February 15th.

Then on February 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Sniper Elite V2 ($29.99 ERP) for free through February 28th.

   

Read more about February’s Games with Gold titles over at the Xbox Wire.

*Titles are available as free downloads for qualifying Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability. 

January 28th 2015 at 8:57 am | Deal, Free, Games with Gold, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 105 comments

January 27th 2015, 1:48 pm PT

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc DLC now available for Xbox

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Havoc DLCContent: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc DLC 

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Game Description: Havoc is the first DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and features four new multiplayer maps made to unleash your exoskeleton’s power. Core, Urban, Sideshow and Drift take players from the Gobi Desert to the Rocky Mountains. The DLC also includes Exo Zombies, a new co-op experience where four unprepared survivors must face the most vicious mutations ever unleashed. Bonus Weapons: Get access to the AE4 directed energy assault rifle.

Purchase Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc DLC for the Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Purchase Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc DLC for the Xbox 360 from the Xbox Games Store

January 27th 2015 at 1:48 pm | Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 17 comments

January 27th 2015, 10:45 am PT

Dying Light now available for Xbox One

Dying LightContent: Dying Light

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Game Description: Dying Light is a first-person, action survival game set in a vast open world. Roam a city devastated by a mysterious epidemic, scavenging for supplies and crafting weapons to help defeat the hordes of flesh-hungry enemies the plague has created. At night, beware the Infected as they grow in strength and even more lethal nocturnal predators leave their nests to feed on their prey. Live to survive another day. Good Night, Good Luck.

Check out the video from my preview stream here.

Purchase Dying Light Ultimate Edition from the Xbox Games Store

January 27th 2015 at 10:45 am | Marketplace, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 74 comments

January 27th 2015, 8:50 am PT

This Week’s Deals for Xbox Live Members

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 02 February 2015.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Just Dance 2015* Xbox One Game 40%
Another World* Xbox One Game 50%
Battlefield 4 Xbox One Game 60-67%
Battlefield 4 Premium Edition Xbox One Game 50-60%
Battlefield 4 Premium Xbox One Game 50-60%
EA Sports UFC Xbox One Game 67-75%
Madden 15 Super Bowl Xbox One Game 50-60%
NHL 15 Xbox One Game 50-60%
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Xbox One Game 67-75%
Titanfall Xbox One Game 67-75%
Titanfall Deluxe Xbox One Game 67-75%
Titanfall (Season Pass) Add-On 67-75%
NBA Live 15 Digital Edition Xbox One Game 60-67%
Dragon Age Inquisition Xbox One Game 33-40%
Dragon Age Inquisition Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 33-40%
Need for Speed Rivals: Complete Edition Xbox One Game 67-75%
Peggle 2 Magical Masters Edition Xbox One Game 60-67%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

*These deals are available for Xbox Live Gold members only.

**Updated to reflect current deals.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Just Dance 2015 Games on Demand 50%
TMNT: Out of the Shadows Arcade 50%
Transformers Rise of the Dark Spark Games on Demand 75%
Tony Hawk Pro Skater* Arcade 50%
Prototype 1 Games on Demand 50%
Prototype 2 Games on Demand 75%
Kingdoms of Amalur  Games on Demand 80%
Madden 15  Games on Demand 60%
Mass Effect 3: Genesis 2  Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 3: Citadel (1 of 2)  Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 3: Leviathan  Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 3: Omega  Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 3: From Ashes  Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 2: Genesis  Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 3: Firefight Pack  Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 2: Arrival  Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 3: Groundside Resistance Pack  Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 3: Alternate Appearance Pack 1  Add-on 50%
NCAA Football 14 Games on Demand 75%
NHL 15  Games on Demand 60%
Skate 3  Games on Demand 75%
Titanfall Deluxe Edition Games on Demand 75%
Titanfall Season Pass Add-on 75%
Army of Two: TFD  Games on Demand 75%
Burnout Paradise Games on Demand 75%
Bulletstorm  Games on Demand 75%
Crysis 3  Games on Demand 80%
Crysis 2  Games on Demand 80%
Dragon Age 2  Games on Demand 80%
Fight Night Champion  Games on Demand 80%
Mirror’s Edge  Games on Demand 75%
Need for Speed Most Wanted  Games on Demand 80%
Need for Speed Rivals Games on Demand 67%
NFL Blitz  Arcade 75%
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare  Games on Demand 67%
Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel Games on Demand 80%
Crysis Games on Demand 80%
Dead Space Games on Demand 80%
Dragon Age Origins  Games on Demand 70%
Fuse  Games on Demand 80%
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit  Games on Demand 80%
Skate  Games on Demand 67%
Skate 2  Games on Demand 67%
Dragon Age Origins: Awakening  Games on Demand 75%
Syndicate  Games on Demand 80%
NBA Jam On Fire Edition  Arcade 67%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. 

These deals are available for Xbox Live Gold members only.

January 27th 2015 at 8:50 am | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 49 comments

January 23rd 2015, 4:00 pm PT

Pre-Release Dying Light Twitch Stream

Dying Light

Join Jeff Rubenstein and me as we preview Dying Light, the upcoming first-person, action survival game set in a vast open world with some interesting new features like enemies that get more challenging at night and a multiplayer mode that allows a human-controlled, extremely powerful enemy to join this nighttime invasion.

The stream is scheduled for Monday, January 26th at 2p ET/11a PT  and will be streamed live here. Watch the stream for a chance to win a code that will unlock the game when it is officially released.

Dying Light is available for pre-order and set to release on January 27th. Two versions of the game will be available – Dying Light and Dying Light Ultimate Edition.

 

 

 

 

NOTE: I’ve seen some comments about delays with the physical version of the game in some regions and The Dying Light Team has responded on their official Facebook page. I’ve included that thread here if you’re interested.

January 23rd 2015 at 4:00 pm | Marketplace, Streaming, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 67 comments

January 23rd 2015, 1:03 pm PT

Riptide GP2 now available for Xbox One

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Game Description: Rev up your rocket-powered hydro jet and put your racing skills to the test as you rip across a dynamic, ever-changing torrent of waves in Riptide GP2. Race through futuristic cityscapes, twisting canals and rivers, open harbors and mysterious research facilities. Trade elbows with friends in up to 6-player split-screen matches right in your home! Compete in over 60 challenging Race, Hot Lap, Elimination, and Freestyle events.

January 23rd 2015 at 1:03 pm | Marketplace, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 40 comments

January 20th 2015, 2:45 pm PT

This Week’s Deals for Xbox Live Members

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 26 January 2015.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition Xbox One Game 40%
Sunset Overdrive Xbox One Game 40%
Sunset Overdrive Deluxe Xbox One Game 40%
Chariot Xbox One Game 50%
Crew Platinum Pack* Consumable 20%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

*These deals are available for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Skyrim Games On Demand 50%
Farming Simulator Games On Demand 50%
Adventure Time: Secret (2014) Games On Demand 50%
Pool Nation Arcade 50%
0 Day Attack on Earth* Arcade 50%
Crystal Defenders* Arcade 50%
Final Fantasy XIII 2* Games On Demand 50%
Gyromancer* Arcade 50%
Moon Diver* Arcade 50%
Space Invaders Infinity Gene* Arcade 50%
Yosumin! Live* Arcade 50%
Crew Platinum Pack* Consumable 20%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

*These deals are available for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

January 20th 2015 at 2:45 pm | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 33 comments

January 20th 2015, 2:30 pm PT

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected & Gat out of Hell Bundle now Available on Xbox

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected & Gat out of HellContent: Saints Row IV: Re-Elected & Gat out of Hell Bundle
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Game Description: The Saints Row IV: Re-Elected & Gat out of Hell Bundle includes the following content:

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected – Includes the base game, both DLC mission packs, plus 25+ DLC weapons, 15 new vehicles, 60+ wardrobe items, 15 new homies & 6 new superpower elements.

Saints Row: Gat out of Hell – For the first time ever, play as the fan favorites Johnny Gat and Kinzie Kensington, alone or in 2-player online co-op. Features an open world from hell, new supernatural powers, outrageous weapons and more.

Purchase Saints Row IV: Re-Elected & Gat out of Hell Bundle for the Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Purchase Saints Row: Gat out of Hell (standalone expansion) for the Xbox 360 from the Xbox Games Store

January 20th 2015 at 2:30 pm | Marketplace, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 15 comments

January 20th 2015, 1:12 pm PT

Assassin’s Creed Unity – Secrets of the Revolution DLC now available for Xbox One

WARRIORS OROCHI 3 UltimateContent: Assassin’s Creed Unity – Secrets of the Revolution DLC
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Game Description: Assassin’s Creed Unity is an action/adventure game set in the city of Paris during one of its darkest hours, the French Revolution. In the recently released Secrets of the Revolution Gameplay Pack featuring 3 missions, 9 weapons and 5 pieces of gear, you will discover the secrets of the French Revolution.

January 20th 2015 at 1:12 pm | Assassin's Creed, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 37 comments

January 20th 2015, 11:10 am PT

Resident Evil is now Available on Xbox

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Game Description: In 1998 a special forces team is sent to investigate some bizarre murders on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Upon arriving they are attacked by a pack of blood-thirsty dogs and are forced to take cover in a nearby mansion. But the scent of death hangs heavy in the air. Supplies are scarce as they struggle to stay alive. The game that defined the survival-horror genre is back! Check out the remastered HD version of Resident Evil.

Purchase Resident Evil for the Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Purchase Resident Evil for the Xbox 360 from the Xbox Games Store

January 20th 2015 at 11:10 am | Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 27 comments

January 20th 2015, 8:00 am PT

Details for Ori and the Blind Forest, ScreamRide and State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition

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Exciting news today including release dates and pricing information on a few upcoming titles. You can find the individual stories over at the Xbox Wire or read a summary of the announcements below:

Ori and the Blind Forest is coming to the Xbox One and PC on March 11 for $19.99 USD (pricing may vary by region).

State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition launches on Xbox One and PC on April 28 in North and South America and May 1 in Europe for $29.99 USD (pricing may vary by region). Players who own the Xbox 360 version of the game will be eligible for a discount and an exclusive new character.*

ScreamRide rolls out starting on March 3 in North and South America, March 5 in Asia/Pacific and March 6 in Europe for $39.99 USD on Xbox One and $29.99 USD on Xbox 360 (pricing may vary by region).

For more information including fact sheets and new assets, visit Xbox Wire.

*To qualify for the discount, players must have purchased the Xbox 360 base game, “State of Decay,” and have the same active Xbox Live account when “State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition” becomes available for purchase on Xbox One.

January 20th 2015 at 8:00 am | Marketplace, Press Release, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 38 comments

January 14th 2015, 9:04 am PT

Evolve Open Beta Starts 15 Jan

Evolve Open Beta

The Evolve Open Beta begins Thursday, Jan 15th and is available to anyone with an Xbox Live Gold account – no code required. Get a head start by pre-loading the beta today and begin playing the moment servers come online at 9am PST.

The Open Beta will feature two playable monsters (Goliath and Kraken), eight hunters and 12 playable maps. In addition, beginning on Saturday, January 17th, beta players will get the exclusive chance to go hands-on in Evacuation mode.  Evacuation mode combines an array of maps and modes to create Evolve’s most epic multiplayer experience.

Also exclusive to Xbox One: any hunter or monster characters unlocked during the beta will carry over to the retail game when Evolve launches on February 10th, 2015. Click here for more information about the game and the open beta.

Evolve is available for pre-order and pre-download from the Xbox Store online with two versions to choose from.

 

 

The Xbox One Evolve Pre-Order Edition includes the standard game and the Monster Expansion Pack. The Monster Expansion pack includes the first new downloadable monster upon release and instantly unlocks a new class of hunters and the monster Wraith.

The Xbox One Evolve Deluxe Edition includes the standard game, plus Season Pass, and the Monster Expansion Pack.

January 14th 2015 at 9:04 am | Beta, Evolve, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 36 comments

January 13th 2015, 12:57 pm PT

Far Cry 4 Escape from Durgesh Prison is now available for the Xbox

Far Cry 4 Escape from Durgesh PrisonContent: Far Cry 4 Escape from Durgesh Prison (DLC)
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Game Description:  Discover the most diverse Far Cry world ever created. With terrain spanning from lush forests to the snow-capped Himalayas, the entire world is alive…and deadly. Hidden in the towering Himalayas lies Kyrat, a country steeped in tradition and violence. You and a fellow captive have been rounded up and tortured in Yuma’s prison. Escape from the prison and survive the hostile lands of Pagan Min’s Kyrat.

Far Cry 4 Escape from Durgesh Prison is also available for the Xbox 360 and can be purchased from the Xbox Games Store here.

January 13th 2015 at 12:57 pm | Deal, Far Cry, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 11 comments

January 13th 2015, 11:53 am PT

Assassin’s Creed Unity – Dead Kings is now available for Xbox One

Assassin's Creed Unity - Dead Kings

Content: Assassin’s Creed Unity – Dead Kings
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Game Description: Lead Arno to the ominous city of Saint Denis. Explore the troubled city’s narrow streets and its extensive underground universe – an ancient necropolis with an intricate network of catacombs and caves, final resting place of France’s illustrious kings and their secrets. Includes new weapons and equipment that are also compatible with the main game.

Dead Kings is free for everyone who owns ACU.

Download Assassin’s Creed Unity – Dead Kings from the Xbox Games Store

January 13th 2015 at 11:53 am | Assassin's Creed, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 6 comments

January 13th 2015, 11:02 am PT

This Week’s Deals for Xbox Live Members

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 19 January 2015.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Terraria* Xbox One Game 50%
The Jackbox Party Pack* Xbox One Game 33%
Never Alone* Xbox One Game 33%
WWE 2K15  Xbox One Game 25%
WWE 2K15 Digital Deluxe Edition Bundle* Xbox One Game 30%
WWE 2K15: WCW Pack Add-On 25%
NBA 2K15 VC – 200,000 VC Consumable 25%
NBA 2K15 VC – 35,000 VC Consumable 25%
NBA 2K15 VC – 5,000 VC Consumable 25%
NBA 2K15 VC – 15,000 VC Consumable 25%
NBA 2K15 VC – 75,000 VC Consumable 25%
WWE 2K15 + NBA 2K15 Starter Bundle* Xbox One Game 40%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

*These deals are available for Xbox Live Gold members only.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Dead Rising* Games On Demand 75%
Remember Me* Games On Demand 75%
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix* Arcade 67%
Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix* Arcade 60%
SSX Mount Eddie Classic Characters Pack* Add-On 50%
SSX Mount Eddie Pack* Add-On 50%
SSX Classic Characters Pack* Add-On 50%
XCOM: Enemy Unknown* Games On Demand 75%
XCOM: Enemy Within* Games On Demand 75%
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel* Games On Demand 50%
Mafia II* Games On Demand 75%
The Darkness* Games On Demand 75%
WWE 2K15 Games On Demand 33%
BioShock Infinite Burial at Sea – Episode 1 Add-On 50%
BioShock Infinite Burial At Sea – Episode 2 Add-On 50%
Bioshock Infinite – Clash in the Clouds Add-On 50%
Bioshock Infinite – Columbia’s Finest Pack Add-On 50%
Borderlands 2 Games On Demand 67%
Borderlands 2 Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack Add-On 50%
Borderlands 2 Pyscho Pack Add-On 50%
Borderlands 2 Headhunter 1: Bloody Harvest Add-On 50%
Borderlands TPS: Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack Add-On 25%
Borderlands TPS: UVHUP & Holodome Onslaught Add-On 25%
Spec Ops: The Line Games On Demand 75%
Mafia II: Jimmy’s Vendetta Pack Add-On 50%
Mafia II: Joe’s Adventure Add-On 50%
BioShock Games On Demand 75%
BioShock 2 Games On Demand 75%
BioShock 2 Minerva’s Den Add-On 75%
Duke Nukem Forever Games On Demand 75%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

*These deals are available for Xbox Live Gold members only.

January 13th 2015 at 11:02 am | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 117 comments

January 13th 2015, 9:00 am PT

Evolve is Now Available for Digital Pre-order and Pre-download on Xbox One

Game Description: To pre-order this game please select one of the pre-order editions from the Xbox Store. XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 2/10/2015. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM EST ON THE RELEASE DATE.

Evolve is the next generation of multiplayer shooter featuring adrenaline pumping 4v1 action. A player-controlled Monster must evade a team of four unique playable Hunters who are working together and stalking to kill. Evolve and overpower as the Monster or team up and outnumber as the Hunters. It’s survival of the fittest and any side can win.

Choose your side.

Xbox One Pre-Order FAQ

There are 2 versions of Evolve available for pre-order – Evolve Pre-Order + Third Characters Set and the Evolve Digital Deluxe Pre-Order + Third Characters Set.

January 13th 2015 at 9:00 am | Deal, Marketplace, Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 17 comments

January 9th 2015, 12:09 pm PT

FIFA 15 on Sale Now

Coming off a great year in 2014, fans of the FIFA series can take advantage of this special deal on FIFA 15 for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Discounts are valid now through 19 January 2015.

Xbox One

Content Title Content Type Discount %
FIFA 15 Holiday Edition Xbox One Game 50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

Xbox 360

Content Title Content Type Discount %
FIFA 15 Games on Demand 50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

January 9th 2015 at 12:09 pm | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 54 comments

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